Every Person Who Suffers Should Read This

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Annie Johnston Flint, who was orphaned and lived with cancer, blindness, rheumatoid arthritis wrote the following hymn, He Giveth More Grace. Read more about this amazing woman here.

He Giveth More Grace

He giveth more grace when the burdens grow greater,

He sendeth more strength when the labors increase;

To added afflictions, He addeth His mercy,

To multiplied trials, His multiplied peace.

When we have exhausted our store of endurance,

When our strength has failed ere the day is half done,

When we reach the end of our hoarded resources

Our Father’s full giving is only begun.

Fear not that thy need shall exceed His provision,

Our God ever yearns His resources to share;

Lean hard on the arm everlasting, availing;

The Father both thee and thy load will upbear.

His love has no limits, His grace has no measure,

His power no boundary known unto men;

For out of His infinite riches in Jesus

He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again.

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Changing Your Mind to Fit The Modern World?

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It’s good to be able to evolve in our thinking, values, and beliefs, as long as the trajectory is in the right direction. We choose progress or regress, but we should define “progress” correctly, as the renewing of our minds in Christ Jesus, not the downward spiral preferred by those who wish to destroy our civilization and decency with their perverted program of Leftist Dysgenics.

The extract below from Malcolm Muggeridge’s book and Steve Turner’s Creed reveal the way the average person has adapted his thinking to match the demonic propaganda of the Left.

Romans 12:2: “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

Malcolm Muggeridge on the Self-Destruction of 20th Century Western Man:

. . . it has become abundantly clear in the second half of the twentieth century that Western Man has decided to abolish himself.

Having wearied of the struggle to be himself, he has created

his own boredom out of his own affluence,

his own impotence out of his own erotomania,

his own vulnerability out of his own strength;

himself blowing the trumpet that brings the walls of his own city tumbling down, and, in a process of auto-genocide, convincing himself that he is too numerous, and labouring accordingly with pill and scalpel and syringe to make himself fewer in order to be an easier prey for his enemies;

until at last, having educated himself into imbecility, and polluted and drugged himself into stupefaction, he keels over a weary, battered old brontosaurus and becomes extinct.

—Malcolm Muggeridge, Seeing Through the Eye: Malcolm Muggeridge on Faith

Creed – A Poem by Steve Turner

We believe in Marxfreudanddarwin.
We believe everything is OK
as long as you don’t hurt anyone,
to the best of your definition of hurt,
and to the best of your knowledge.
We believe in sex before during
and after marriage.
We believe in the therapy of sin.
We believe that adultery is fun.
We believe that sodomy’s OK
We believe that taboos are taboo. We believe that everything’s getting better
despite evidence to the contrary.
The evidence must be investigated.
You can prove anything with evidence.
We believe there’s something in horoscopes,
UFO’s and bent spoons;
Jesus was a good man just like Buddha
Mohammed and ourselves.
He was a good moral teacher although we think
his good morals were bad.
We believe that all religions are basically the same,
at least the one that we read was.
They all believe in love and goodness.
They only differ on matters of
creation sin heaven hell God and salvation.
We believe that after death comes The Nothing
because when you ask the dead what happens
they say Nothing.
If death is not the end, if the dead have lied,
then it’s compulsory heaven for all
excepting perhaps Hitler, Stalin and Genghis Khan.
We believe in Masters and Johnson.
What’s selected is average.
What’s average is normal.
What’s normal is good.
We believe in total disarmament.
We believe there are direct links between
warfare and bloodshed.
Americans should beat their guns into tractors
and the Russians would be sure to follow.
We believe that man is essentially good.
It’s only his behaviour that lets him down.
This is the fault of society.
Society is the fault of conditions.
Conditions are the fault of society.
We believe that each man must find the truth
that is right for him.
Reality will adapt accordingly.
The universe will readjust. History will alter.
We believe that there is no absolute truth
excepting the truth that there is no absolute truth.
We believe in the rejection of creeds,
And the flowering of individual thought.
If chance be the Father of all flesh,
Disaster is his rainbow in the sky
and when you hear, State of Emergency! Sniper Kills Ten! Troops on Rampage! Looting! Bomb Blasts School! It is but the sound of man worshipping his maker.

Steve Turner, (English journalist), “Creed,” his satirical poem on the modern mind. Taken from Ravi Zacharias’ book Can Man Live Without God? Pages 42-44

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” Matthew 7: 13

Christians need to avoid the compromised churches who cherry-pick the Bible to avoid “offending” the wrong people and to grow their bank balances, as well as the prowling cults who seek out and devour disillusioned Christians and brainwashed individuals who are desperately seeking help, but to realize that all truth is to be found in the pages of the Bible alone, and that there are still some Bible-believing churches out there.

The Left’s Orwellian Newspeak for “tolerance,” “acceptance,” and “diversity” means the exclusion of God, decency, Whites, Christianity, and civilization and the destruction of our history and values, the distortion of truth, and the perversion of love. You cannot tolerate someone and disagree with them, but you can respect someone and disagree with them. The leaning towards moral relativity is a dangerous aberration of justice. In fact, what is called “justice” today really means, is it legal as defined by the socialist leaders?

But we trust God: Seek and you will find, and His grace is sufficient, His spirit reliable, His word, our true standard, and touchstone, never-changing. God is faithful.

Deuteronomy 30: 15-20:

See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil;

16 In that I command thee this day to love the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the Lord thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.

17 But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them;

18 I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it.

19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:

20 That thou mayest love the Lord thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.

Robin Elliott

GREAT News for Retailers

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Millions of people own Cryptocurrencies and are looking for ways to spend it. Here’s how YOU can easily tap into that market at no cost (in your store as well as online):

Comparison website Finder found 16.55 percent of Canadian respondents had purchased cryptocurrency. Translated to the wider population of Canada it would equate to 4.8 million Canadians.

11% of the American population owns the major cryptocurrency Bitcoin (BTC), according to a new survey published by Spencer Bogart of venture capital firm Blockchain Capital on April 30 this year. That’s over 36 million Americans.

Retailers can now receive free software from K-Merchant that can be used on any platform – smartphones, tablets, desktop computers – that will allow the retailer to accept Cryptocurrencies in payment for his good and services. There are no fees or commissions to be paid.

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Robin Elliott

 

Identify the Source of Your Stress

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The Stress Scale

Death of Spouse  100

Divorce  73

Marital Separation  65

Jail Term  63

Death of Close Family Member  63

Personal Injury or Illness  53

Marriage  50

Fired at Work  47

Marital Reconciliation  45

Retirement  45

Change in Health of Family Member  44

Pregnancy  40

Sex Difficulties  39

Gain a New Family Member  39

Business Readjustment  39

Change in Financial State  38

Death of a Close Friend  37

Change to a Different Line of Work  36

Change in Number of Arguments with Spouse  35

A Large Mortgage or Loan  31

Foreclosure of Mortgage or Loan  30

Change in Responsibilities at Work  29

Son or Daughter Leaving Home  29

Trouble with In-Laws  29

Outstanding Personal Achievement  28

Spouse Begins or Stops Work  26

Begin or End School/College  26

Change in Living Conditions  25

Revision or Personal Habits  24

Trouble with Boss  23

Change in Work Hours or Conditions  20

Change in Residence  20

Change in School/College  20

Change in Recreation  19

Change in Church Activities  19

Change in Social Activities  18

A Moderate Loan or Mortgage  17

Change in Sleeping Habits  16

Change in Number of Family Get-Togethers  15

Change in Eating Habits  15

Vacation  13

Christmas  12

Minor Violations of the Law  11

Stress is a normal part of life. Too much stress, however, can be dangerous to your health and relationships. To reduce your level of stress, identify it and seek positive solutions. Worrying can be dealt with when the source of stress cannot be removed. Read Dale Carnegie’s, “How to Stop Worrying and Start Living,” read this article, talk with an objective person who has no vested interest in your situation.

Statistics show:

40% of worries are about events that will never happen

30% of worries are about things that have already happened

22% of worries are about trivial matters

4% of worries are about events that we cannot change

and only 4% of worries are about real issues on which we can act.

By identifying the last 4% – things that we can actually DO something about, and then putting an Action Plan in place to handle them, is worthwhile. It saves so much time and money and one’s health improves, along with relationships and business.

Robin Elliott

Why Christians Need to Be Hedgehogs, Not Foxes

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The ancient Greek poet, Archilochus, wrote: πόλλ’ οἶδ’ ἀλώπηξ, ἀλλ’ ἐχῖνος ἓν μέγα (“a fox knows many things, but a hedgehog one important thing“). Isaiah Berlin expanded upon this idea in his book, The Hedgehog and the Fox, to divide writers and thinkers into two categories: hedgehogs, who view the world through the lens of a single defining idea and foxes, who draw on a wide variety of experiences and for whom the world cannot be boiled down to a single idea.

I used to be a fox – I believed one could learn to be a better Christian and understand God better by learning from many religious beliefs. So I learnt a little about many, and it seemed to work. Then I realized that one should be a hedgehog and learn the most important things from the most important source: the Bible.

That doesn’t preclude me from learning from many truly Christian teachers and preachers as they expound on the Bible and from their expository preaching, so viewing the Bible through the lenses of other real Christians is very helpful.

Satan uses the fox approach to encourage Ecumenism, the lie that “all religions lead to god,” that hell doesn’t really exist, that we can all get along just fine because we all basically believe the same stuff, and so on. This dissipates the focus and confuses the message of the Bible, leading to watered-down, compromising Christians who will accept the Liberal, perverted messages being fed to them by their leaders.

It also opens Christians to the danger of being recruited by cults who claim to be Christian, yet in reality, view their own false prophets and their own scriptures as being superior to the Bible itself.

The proof of the pudding, as always, however, is in the eating, isn’t it? Well, let’s see: Lesbian church “Bishops” and female “reverends” who talk to their “foxy” congregations about embracing sodomites and “our Muslim brothers and sisters,” (Allah never had a Son called Jesus and his prophet calls for pedophilia, murder, stoning, theft, polygamy, and more – all a direct contradictions of Christianity,) and more. Also, A real Christian would never contribute to Muslim refugees in favour of Christian refugees.

A true Christian can’t afford to tinker in the Devil’s playground, can’t make friends with his children, and won’t vote for Liberal politicians who stand for sexual perversion, attacks on Christianity and the family, the glorification of Islam, and the subtle promotion of Satanism. He can’t afford to visit the Devil’s temples and donate money to his coffers or send his children to schools where the teachers are teaching that pedophilia, sodomy, and gender confusion are more acceptable than the Bible or crosses.

Christ’s message is clear, “No man comes to the Father except through me.” The Bible is the only true Word of God, and anyone that diverts from the truth of the Bible is in danger of losing his focus and the peace and joy to be found only in his relationship with Christ and the Lordship of Christ in his life.

“15 and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.  16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Tim 3: 15-17

The excellent article you can read HERE reveals: “The term “sola Scriptura” or “the Bible alone” is a short phrase that represents the simple truth that there is only one special revelation from God that man possesses today, the written Scriptures or the Bible. Scripture states this concept repeatedly and emphatically. The very phrase “It is written” means exclusively transcribed, and not hearsay. The command to believe what is written means to believe only the pure word of God. What is at stake before the All Holy God is His incorruptible truthIn the very last commandment in the Bible God resolutely tells us not to add to nor take away from His Word.” Read more here.

Robin Elliott

 

 

The Importance of History, Patterns, and Trends

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A black bear came running after me yesterday when I was out on a bike ride. Well, that’s certainly what it would have looked like to anyone who didn’t know the history of this particular bear.

I have seen this young bear a number of times: once, licking honey off the ground where some beehives had been removed, another time peeping at me from behind a tree (see picture), another time running up a tree when he got a fright, and more. He’s skittish, scared of people. So yesterday, I saw him standing on his hind legs, eating berries off a bush. He saw me and ran away. Then, on my way back, I heard the dogs barking at a home with a large spread. Those dogs are usually very quiet. I guessed they were barking at a bear.

Next thing, I looked up in my helmet mirror and saw this same young bear – I think of him as “the teenager” – hurtling after me down the road. Obviously, he was running away from the dogs. I got off my bike and turned to get a photo of him, but he immediately veered away into the bushes.

After seeing what happened in the rest of the African countries when White rule ended, it was a simple decision to immigrate when Mandela took over the country. Many, of course, thought, “this will be an exception.” It hasn’t been; it’s shaping up to be even worse than Zimbabwe.

George Orwell wrote, “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”

Without an awareness of history, people make the wrong assumptions. Since perception is reality, it’s not surprising that young people who seldom read books, are generally not Christians, and have been mollycoddled by doting helicopter parents are easily misled by the socialist media and their collectivist teachers and college professors. No wonder they believe gender, race, and IQ don’t exist. It’s not surprising that they don’t equate Antifa with Hitlers’ brownshirts (Sturmabteilung) since most of them have never even heard about the Brownshirts.

Smart people search history, behaviour patterns, and trends to predict the future and the best choices to make. Smart people are not politically correct, because that is simply what weak, simple-minded people do: they lie to avoid confrontation; we seek the truth, because the truth does, in fact, set us free. The delusional public that relies on our communist media and Hollywood’s perversion for information simply go along to the slaughter, led by the nose by corrupt politicians.

Robin Elliott

 

 

How to Relieve Your Physical, Financial, and Emotional Suffering

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Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.” ~ The Princess Bride. There are three kinds of pain: Physical, Financial, and Emotional pain. For Christians, it’s important to realize that the emotional pain we suffer as a result of all our other problems, be they financial, physical, or any other kind, is what we need to deal with. When we learn how to deal with the emotional side, we can cope well.

Everyone suffers pain, and anyone who tells you that God will respond to your every request to remove the source of your pain, restore your finances, or heal you just because you beg Him to do so is lying to you. In some cases, He will, and in some cases, He won’t. He didn’t promise to remove the cause of your suffering or to heal you physically.

“…and with his stripes we are healed” – Isiah 53:5 – refers to spiritual, not physical healing.  “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” – Psalm 46:1 – He will be with us during times of trouble. “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus” – Phil 4:19 – refers to your needs, not your wants.

God cannot be ordered or bribed to intervene in your physical or financial or relationship problems; they are there for a reason – there are no coincidences. Our suffering is not a mistake. From the Lord of the Rings: “You’re late!” “A Wizard is never late, Frodo Baggins. Nor is he ever early; he arrives precisely when he means to.” A young child doesn’t and cannot be expected to understand  why a dentist or a doctor inflicts necessary pain on him, or why he has to drink ghastly tasting medicine. Why then, should we expect to understand the God of the Universe?

As we read His Word, the Bible, and learn from thousands of examples of other people in similar circumstances to ours, we get to understand the nature of God. He is a loving Father who does what is best for us, and He will never allow us to suffer beyond our ability to cope.

When we say, “But I don’t deserve this! It’s unfair! Why, why, why? Why is He punishing me like this? What did I do wrong? Why doesn’t He answer me?” This leads to misunderstanding. We are forgetting that He is God, and that we will never understand and cannot understand His reasons, because He has an eternal perspective, and He knows the future. Also, He knows you intimately. He knew you before you were formed in your mother’s womb, and even if you were the only person on earth, Your loving Heavenly Father would have sent His only Son to suffer and die for you! That’s how much He loves you.

So when you are worried and suffering emotionally because of your problems, here is how I suggest you consider handling the situation:

First, of course, we need to pray and ask God to ease and relieve our situation and help us cope. Remember when Jesus was facing the worst possible death and preparing to receive the punishment for all our sins, past, present, and future, He prayed, “Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.” He was setting an example for us!

Adding this “Thy will be done – if it is Thy will – in Thy perfect time, in Thy perfect way” will change the way you think about God’s authority and sovereignty in your life and keep things in perspective. We see this life as a long time, while God sees it as mere seconds in millions of years – eternity. He knows the ripple effects, he knows why He is doing what He is doing. Read the book of Job, and think how many millions of people have been encouraged and strengthened by this true story.

I prayed earnestly every day to be reconciled with a relative I love deeply, and nothing happened. I kept praying, then I started praying that His will be done, and not mine because He knows best. Within a few short months, we were reconciled. Naturally, that doesn’t happen every time, but my attitude changed when I prayed like that and really meant it, and I had peace for the first time.

Second, when we understand the nature of God, we can change the way we interpret and perceive our suffering and our circumstances. We change the story we tell ourselves about what is going on. This is the secret to Christian strength. Trust the Holy Spirit to lead and guide you.

This provides tremendous emotional relief and gives us the strength to cope. It helps us to accept His help. We remember that a diamond is formed under pressure, we stop trying to manipulate God like a heavenly Santa Claus – we leave that to the legalists and the cults – and we accept His will. The way we handle our difficulties can help people who are watching our Christian walk. We are setting an example for other Christians and our family members, the way Bonhoeffer did.

We quote scripture to ourselves reminding us of our Father’s words, we read the Bible with the understanding that it is God talking directly to us, and we accept His will. Trust God – He will never let you down. When we face hard times, remember this.

I recommend Tim Keller’s video sermon, “How to Deal with Dark Times.”

Robin Elliott

A Revelation for Canadian Seniors

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The average Canadian male aged 65 will live to age 87 and the average female aged 65 will live to age 90 according to the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, 2017.

According to the Candian Pensioners’ Mortality Table, Canadian Institute of Actuaries, 2014, couples aged 65 have a 50% chance that one of them will live to the age of 95.

Given that 47% of Canadians live paycheck to paycheck, that household debt is 171%, and that 50% of 55-year-olds can’t afford to retire, and also that 57% of Canadian households have no individual life insurance, we can see why we need to make a plan about surviving our retirement.

Bear in mind that our government is outright lying about the inflation rate being 3%. In reality, properly measured, it’s closer to 10%. That means that if you have a GIC returning 3%, you’re losing 7% of your wealth per year to inflation!

After the quarterly indexation of July 1, 2019, the maximum amount of the Old Age Security pension will be $607.46, regardless of the person’s marital status.

The maximum amount for the Guaranteed Income Supplement will increase to $907.30 for seniors living alone and $546.17 for each member of a couple.

The combined increase totals to a $12 to $16 increase per month, based on their marital status and financial situation, using data published in fall 2018 by Service Canada.

How can we stretch the money you have to survive our old age? Many of us are too old or frail to get a job, and we can’t afford to take unnecessary financial risks.

“Victory loves preparation.”

There are two solutions that many smart Seniors are taking advantage of. One is to buy physical gold. It is a proven way to secure your wealth and avoid seeing it eaten up by runaway inflation. Now that we are in a gold bull market and the way the world is moving away from the control and manipulation of the weaponized American dollar, I feel confident that physical gold is still an exceptionally good thing to buy. At the very least it keeps up with inflation, preserving our wealth.

Secondly, there is now a cryptocurrency that is backed by physical gold! This is, in my opinion, a very safe option, and right now the leverage available to us is significant. I’m not an accountant or a financial planner; this is merely my opinion. Before you jump to any conclusions, cryptocurrencies can be converted to cash and one that is solidly backed by real gold, not gold stocks or EFT’s, will gain in value fast.

Do yourself a favour and watch this video, Then contact me if you have any questions. More information here.

“Dig the well before you thirst.”

Robin Elliott

 

 

 

Parasitic People

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A parasite is an organism that lives on or in a host organism and gets its food from or at the expense of its host. People who play the role of the parasite are extremely manipulative and destructive. They are the deadbeats, freeloaders, scroungers of society.

Have you noticed how people who are parasites like to believe they’re victims? How they believe they have a right to the earnings, savings, belongings, and production of others because they’re “victims?” A Producer – someone who takes responsibility for his life and choices – would never think he had the right to other peoples’ money.

When a kind, naive person is manipulated to “rescue” or help a parasite, he puts himself in danger, not only because he is enabling the destructive behaviour of the parasite, but when he stops playing the Rescuer and helping, the parasite will cast him in the role of Persecutor and become antagonistic very quickly.

On a micro level, Producers learn to avoid and disassociate from parasites as soon as they see the warning signals: borrowing and not returning money, expecting their parents, grandparents, spouses, in-laws, and friends to continue to rescue them and bail them out financially, expecting their employers to increase their pay solely because they need more money, not because they can justify a raise by producing more for the business. Parasites are Takers, not Makers. Physically, they are often obese.

On the macro level, Liberal politicians – Democrats, Liberals, NDP, Greens – desperately seek to establish a Welfare State to make citizens dependant on their handouts and thereby gain their votes. They even go so far as to import known parasites under the fake banner of “refugees” and they use Dysgenics liberally if you’ll excuse the pun. These Collectivists destroy entire countries by using media propaganda to mask the fact that they’re socialists.

“Morally and economically, the welfare state creates an ever accelerating downward pull. Morally, the chance to satisfy demands by force spreads the demands wider and wider, with less and less pretense at justification. Economically, the forced demands of one group create hardships for all others, thus producing an inextricable mixture of actual victims and plain parasites.

“Since need, not achievement, is held as the criterion of rewards, the government necessarily keeps sacrificing the more productive groups to the less productive, gradually chaining the top level of the economy, then the next level, then the next.” ~ Ayn Rand.

Jeffrey Tucker wrote, “Even the richest person, provided the riches comes from mutually beneficial exchange, does not need to give anything “back” to the community, because this person took nothing out of the community. Indeed, the reverse is true: Enterprises give to the community. Their owners take huge risks, and front the money for investment, precisely with the goal of serving others. Their riches are signs that they have achieved their aims.”

This is why we should avoid pernicious Altruism at all costs, especially when it is promulgated by churches.

Watch the video below to witness the remarkable similarities between human parasites and those that we find in our bodies:

Robin Elliott

 

The Single Most Destructive Evil that Threatens Man

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Were I to describe the single most destructive evil to befall man, I would choose bad company. Associating with rotten, deluded, selfish, wicked and immoral people is usually the cause and maintenance of bad habits, evil beliefs, and disastrous adventures.

“Bad company is like a nail driven into a post, which, after the first and second blow, may be drawn out with little difficulty; but being once driven up to the head, the pincers cannot take hold to draw it out, but which can only be done by the destruction of the wood.” ~ Saint Augustine

Today’s society of politically correct fake people is is a minefield of deception. The average person seems to forget that choosing the right company is one of the most important things one can do. I always say, find people to associate with who are better than you are: more godly, intelligent, wealthy, connected, moral, courageous, principled, educated, and you will become a better man.

In answer to the complaint, ” but where shall I find such people?” I reply that my fallback position is books. Consider the immeasurable value of associating with the likes of Winston Churchill, Ayn Rand, Bonhoeffer, G.K. Chesterton, John Bunyan, Jordan Peterson, Charles Murray. Want to understand history or archeology and you can’t find a good historian or archeologist? Read the books of experts, because their thoughts are in their books. Read their books, and you’re actually thinking their thoughts.

When you find yourself in bad company, you need to remove yourself at once. Break away, cut bait, burn the bridges, because they can drag you down emotionally, spiritually, physically, and financially.  When selecting your friends and associates, face the facts; don’t fall prey to the social justice fallacy that IQ, race, and gender are all just social constructs. Question everything about the status quo, especially what governments, politicians, bankers, and those with a vested interest in your conclusions teach.

Input = output. What we feed our minds will guide our thoughts, beliefs, values, decisions, actions, and the consequences thereof. Today’s twisted philosophies and debauchery require that we are very careful about the company we keep; Sodom and Gomorrah are all around us.

Learn to enjoy and appreciate your own company. Draw close to Christ – a better Friend is impossible to find. And don’t necessarily perceive Christ the way your local church or cult teaches you to; the Bible teaches the authentic Christ, and any church or cult that strays from the Bible should be eschewed. Few Bible-believing men will make immoral choices and go far off track, after all.

Sadly, not many churches today teach true Christianity, but again, we are fortunate in that books can provide us with all the guidance we need; authors like C.S. Lewis, Chuck Swindoll, A. W. Tozer, Tim Keller, Watchman Nee, John MacArthur, C.H. Spurgeon, Hank Hanegraaff, Ravi Zacharias, J. Vernon McGee, and others will reveal and illuminate the Biblical way better than most. Great sermons are available online, too. And check out Biblehub.com.

Robin Elliott